The North Bay Country Dance Society (NBCDS) Board of Directors has cancelled all scheduled North Bay dances – English, contra, and family dances – through June 30, 2020. This action is based on current public directives to help protect ourselves, our families, and the wider community from possible exposure to the coronavirus. We are also cancelling our two June special events – the Mad Robin Ball and Faultline Frolic contra dance weekend. The Board will monitor the situation and we will resume dancing when it is safe and appropriate and as authorized by public officials.
We are offering to pay minimums to the callers, musicians, and sound techs performing at our regular dances through the end of June. We are also offering payment to our scheduled talent for Mad Robin Ball and Faultline.
We encourage you to support local musicians and traveling performers by buying their music, considering on-line lessons, other services, and to donate to NBCDS to help cover fees we’ll be paying without actually holding dances. There’s a “Donate” button on our home page below. We’ll be including links to performer websites on our home page at Send Our Talent Some Love, and there is lots of information on the CDSS website at https://www.cdss.org/covid19, including info about on-line events and supporting freelance talent.
North Bay Country Dance Society (NBCDS) invites you to join us on the dance floor! Whether you choose contra, family, English country, or Morris dancing, you’ll share the aerobic exhilaration of traditional dancing to a spectrum of great live music in good company.
North of San Francisco Bay in Sonoma, Marin, and Napa counties, we are proud to sponsor dances featuring outstanding area callers and musicians as well as some of the finest nationally-renowned talent. You don’t need a partner, just comfortable clothes and low, smooth-soled dancing shoes. And our dances are fragrance-free, in consideration of some community members who are sensitive.
You haven’t danced before? No worries! Our dances are accessible and inclusive with a welcoming community; each dance is taught in advance, and you can show up for an introduction for new dancers half an hour before the dance starts. Easier dances are usually called in the first half of the dance.
Morris is a lively and colorful team performance dance from the Cotswold Hills in Southern England. Here in the North Bay, Apple Tree Morris has been entertaining the public since 1998.
We are a 501(3)(c) all donations are gratefully accepted, put to good use, and tax deductible.
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